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Monday, February 15, 2021

(Video) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala becomes first woman and first African Director-General of WTO

Nigerian Politician, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has officially been appointed as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). She was appointed a few hours ago.



Nigerians and a few politicians, such as: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta State), have taken to social media to congratulate her on her new appointment. The competition ended the moment South Korea's Yoo Myhung Hee stepped down from the race. 



Sharing the information to the world, WTO, took to its official Twitter to announce the appointment of Ngozi Iweala-Okonjo. She has officially become the first woman and first African to lead/head the WTO. She resumes/takes office in 2 weeks time.

What are some of the issues awaiting Okonjo-Iweala when she takes office?

1. Advancing WTO reforms.
2. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on trade and economic growth.
3. Ongoing negotiations, including on fisheries subsidiaries.

Okonjo-Iweala was Nigeria's Finance Minister, a Senior World Bank official and a chairperson of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliances Board. Congratulations ma! 

Tweets from WTO: "Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria is appointed as the next WTO Director-General. 
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala makes history as the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO. 
Her term starts on the 1st of March 2021.
More details soon. 
#WTODG
@NOIweala. 

"Happening now: WTO members meet to consider the appointment of the next WTO Director-General #WTODG. 
WTO members took the decision to appoint @NOIweala
 at a special meeting of the General Council, following a selection process that included eight candidates from around the world #WTODG."

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